Julia Roberts, who was recently voted by People Magazine as the Most Beautiful Woman in the World (2017) for a record fifth time, is in Kenya.
The Oscar winning actress travelled to Kenya to deliver vaccines to children as part of NBC’s 3rd annual Red Nose Day special. This is a night where celebrities come together to make a difference in the lives of children in need in the U.S. and around the world.
The non-profit Comic Relief, which uses comedy to raise money for disadvantaged people, launched Red Nose Day in the United Kingdom in 1988. Since then, the day has raised more than $1 billion globally.
Carrying a chilled box of rotavirus and polio vaccinations, Julia Roberts traveled by plane, by car and by foot to help children in need.
During her appearance on Running Wild With Bear Grylls for Red Nose Day, the actress who is famous for the movie Pelican Brief alongside Denzel Washington, teamed up with famed British adventurer and survivalist Bear Grylls to personally deliver life-saving medicine to a remote village in Kenya as part of NBC’s three-hour extravaganza of programming as part of the U.S. version of Red Nose Day. Roberts and Grylls’ adventure through the African underbush served as hour two of the special NBC programming.
And the Kenya terrain wasn’t forgiving for Roberts as she struggled while attempting to cross a crocodile-filled river using a rope bridge.
“The river must be crossed in order to get our vaccines where they need to go. The first step was hard because you’re terrified and after that it’s no way out but through. It’s just about taking that deep breath,” she said before taking off her hat and jokingly saluting the bridge with a “thank you and goodnight.”
All the while, the mother of three reminded herself of the purpose of her and Grylls’ adventure. “This is a great way to marry my two loves: Love of understanding of how we can people each in this world and love of trying something I’ve never done before,” Roberts shared.
The actress previously told reporters of her time in the Kenyan village, where she met with children and learned about how truly life-saving these vaccines are. “I was so excited and encouraged by all the spirit that I saw and all the help that I realized could be done,” she said.